3. Guardian Unlimited
The Manchester Guardian was founded by JE Taylor in 1821, as a weekly newspaper
with a liberal slant. In 1936, the Scott Trust was formed to maintain the editorial
independence of the paper in the face of interest from competitors and the potential
cost of death duties in the event of the death of the owners. In 1959 the title
changed from the Manchester Guardian to the Guardian to reflect the growing
importance of national and international affairs in the paper, and in 1961 the paper
begins printing in London as well as Manchester. In 1993 the Guardian Media Group
purchased the Observer, the world s oldest Sunday newspaper. In 1994, the
Guardian is the first UK newspaper to devote a section to to IT, Science and
technology on Thursdays.
Following the success of the Eurosoccer football website, dedicated to coverage of
the Euro 96 football championship, Guardian was added to the existing jobs website
Recruitnet in 1997. Finally, in January 1999 the Guardian Unlimited network of
websites is launched, bringing a distinctive and innovative approach to online
Today, Guardian Unlimited (GU) is the network of websites from the Guardian
newspaper, based in London and it is the biggest newspaper Website in the United
Kingdom, with 40 million page prints and 4 million unique users a month. As well as
the main news site at the core of Guardian Unlimited there other sections are
Film, Books, Football, Education, Shopping, Jobs, Work, Money, SocietyGuardian.co.uk
The main news website from the Guardian newspaper, and the core of the Guardian Unlimited network. As well as
the internet edition of the newspaper, the site provides breaking news throughout the day, web exclusive comment
from Guardian writers, a searchable archive and subject specific special reports. Listen to audio reports, follow our
interactive graphics and interact with public figures as well as other Guardian Unlimited users on our talkboards.
The UK s most comprehensive online guide to the movies. Catch up on breaking news, watch the trailers, check out
the best film analysis on the web, find what s playing at your local cinema or give your own opinion in our Reader
A dedicated home for everything that features balls, bats, nets, tracks, eagles and emergency braking systems. Read
the latest sports writing from The Guardian and The Observer, follow major sporting events live and play on our set
of games aimed at the dedicated armchair sports fan.
If you want breaking political news, comment and analysis on a national and regional level then this is the site for you.
Try out Ask Aristotle, our exclusive database, it will tell you who your MP is, what they believe in and who to vote for
to get rid of them. The site also has a great set of links, classic posters, access to Steve Bell?s cartoon screensaver
and a host of other features.